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Professional Development

National DEI Conferences

Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC)

The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color brings together "library staff, students, influencers, and decision-makers interested in exploring inclusive policies, practices, and issue of diversity in libraries and how they affect the ethnic communities who use our services." The Conference is part of the efforts of the Joint Council of Librarians of Color . The 3rd Annual Joint Conference of Librarians of Color will be held in September 2018.

 

Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries and Archives

IDEAL, formerly the National Diversity in Libraries Conference, aims to foster awareness and appreciation of workplace diversity issues through the exploration of exemplary practice, contemporary theory, thought leadership, and strategy development for all those in the academic and public library, archives, and museum sectors. 

 

AAC&U Diversity, Equity, and Student Success

AAC&U’s 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success conference, The Power of Collective Action, will focus on building coalitions and breaking down institutional siloes that often have divided and isolated those seeking to build more just and equitable campuses and communities. This conference will be action-oriented and focused on practical strategies for creating institutions that reflect the diverse and equitable society we seek to create. The conference program will be expansive, including diverse voices and ideas by focusing on our interdependency and collective power to challenge the current discourse and policies that promote individualism, isolation, and hatred. These discussions will focus on the historical, social, cultural, and political contexts that continue to shape and reinforce inequities in our systems and structures.  

 

National Conference on Race and Ethnicity

Formed in 1961, the Southwest Center is devoted to the study, understanding, and resolution of human conflict and to promoting understanding and cooperation among people of different racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. One of the major programs of the Southwest Center is the Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), which serves as the leading national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education.

 

LD4 Conference
By bringing together a broad range of perspectives, and centering diversity, equity, inclusion, and ethics in our discussions, we will create a community of practice for linked data in libraries.

 

Library Diversity and Residency Studies Conference

The 2019 LDRS Conference is focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in libraries, including but not restricted to Library Diversity Residency programs. This conference is being hosted by UNC Greensboro in collaboration with the ACRL Diversity Alliance and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL).  This event invites broad participation and attendance by individuals from all academic and public libraries, LIS programs, and other interested groups.

 

Seguimos Creando Enlaces

Seguimos Creando Enlaces, now entering its ninth year, is a free conference that brings together librarians from the US and Mexico to further their professional knowledge and exchange ideas. The conference is a meeting place for librarians with diverse experiences, from public and academic libraries, and from both sides of the border. The conference is fully bilingual and presentations are in both English and Spanish, with simultaneous translation services available.

 

CLAPS

Join us for a symposium that will bring together the ongoing discourse surrounding critical pedagogy among academic librarians, critical pedagogy scholars, and teaching faculty.

 

People of Color in Library & Information Science (POCinLIS) Summit

"The mission of POCinLIS Summit is to create a productive and brave space for people of color, especially women and marginalized identities, working in the information sector. Individuals will have the opportunity to explore their work in LIS and their intersecting identities as POC+. This summit invites participants to challenge their roles and actions as information workers and aims to collectively establish rules of engagement and discourse. We acknowledge that dominant narratives may be disrupted. This space is created to support the research of POC librarians and create a network of POC information workers for future collaboration and self-care."